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Create Trend Tracker Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to create a Trend Tracker for a static study.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Add the SOLIDWORKS Simulation as an add-in (in SOLIDWORKS, click 
'    Tools > Add-ins > SOLIDWORKS Simulation > OK).

' 2. Add the SOLIDWORKS Simulation primary interop assembly as a reference
'    (in the IDE, click Project > Add Reference > .NET > 
'    SolidWorks.Interop.cosworks > OK).

' 3. Copy public_documents\tutorial\api\tjoint.sldprt to another name and replace
'    file_name in the code with the new name.
' Postconditions:
'  1. Opens the model document.
'  2. Gets the static study.
'  3. Meshes the model.
'  4. Sets the solver type.
'  5. Analyzes the study.
'  6. Click Yes if asked to save the model.
'  7. Adds Trend Tracker to the Simulation study tree.
'  8. Sets the baseline of Trend Tracker to the current results.
'  9. Deletes Pressure-1.
' 10. Meshes the model and analyzes the study.
' 11. Appends new results to Trend Tracker.
' 12. Inspect Trend Tracker (-Iteration 2-) to verify that the Simulation study
'     tree contains:
'     * Trend Journal
'     * Mass1
'     * Stress1
'     * Displacement1
' NOTE: Because the model is used elsewhere, do not save changes.

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.cosworks
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Partial Class SolidWorksMacro
    Sub main()
        Dim Part As ModelDoc2
        Dim fileName As String
        Dim errors As Integer
        Dim warnings As Integer
        Dim errCode As Integer
        Dim COSMOSWORKS As CosmosWorks
        Dim CWAddinCallBack As CwAddincallback
        Dim ActDoc As CWModelDoc
        Dim StudyMngr As CWStudyManager
        Dim Study As CWStudy
        Dim StaticOptions As CWStaticStudyOptions
        Dim trendTracker As CWTrendTracker
        Dim LARManager As CWLoadsAndRestraintsManager
        Dim CWFeatObj As CWMesh
        Const MeshEleSize As Double = 1.4769 'mm
        Const MeshTol As Double = 0.073847 'mm
        If SwApp Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
        fileName = "C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2017\tutorial\api\file_name.sldprt"
        Part = swApp.OpenDoc6(fileName, swDocumentTypes_e.swDocPART, 1, "", errors, warnings)
        CWAddinCallBack = SwApp.GetAddInObject("SldWorks.Simulation")
        ActDoc = COSMOSWORKS.ActiveDoc()
        StudyMngr = ActDoc.StudyManager()
        Study = StudyMngr.GetStudy(0)
        StudyMngr.ActiveStudy = 0
        CWFeatObj = Study.Mesh
        CWFeatObj.MesherType = 0
        CWFeatObj.Quality = 0
        errCode = Study.CreateMesh(0, MeshEleSize, MeshTol)
        CWFeatObj = Nothing
        'Set solver type to FFEPlus
        StaticOptions = Study.StaticStudyOptions
        StaticOptions.SolverType = 2
        'Run analysis
        errCode = Study.RunAnalysis
        'Add Trend Tracker
        trendTracker = Study.CreateTrendTracker(errCode)
        'Set baseline of Trend Tracker to current results
        errCode = trendTracker.SetBaseLine
        'Delete a load
        LARManager = Study.LoadsAndRestraintsManager
        'Delete Trend Tracker
        'errCode = Study.DeleteTrendTracker
    End Sub
    ''' <summary>
    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
    ''' </summary>
    Public swApp As SldWorks
End Class



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